Scholarship Results

Four High School Students Recognized at South Carolina Business Week, Students Selected Among Peers to Lead.

Columbia, SC – The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce the winners of its annual college scholarships during last week’s prestigious South Carolina Business Week, July 24-29, 2016. Each year, Business Week offers bright, young adults the unique opportunity to interact with business leaders along with their peers on the historic Presbyterian College campus in Clinton to learn more about the ins and outs of a successful career. This year, 185 students successfully graduated from the program.

Approximately half of the students apply for the college scholarships. A handful is then selected for interviews. Among the 2016 scholarship winners is a future University of South Carolina Gamecock and few who are exciting about their senior year of high school.

Chelse Ward Elliott Scholarship

Amari Young was awarded the Chelse Ward Elliott Scholarship for $2,000. She is a rising senior at Clover High School and was also the CEO of her Business Week Company. This scholarship is presented in memory of Chelse Ward Elliott, wife of longtime Business Week company advisor Tony Elliott.

S. Hunter Howard Jr. Scholarship

Dajuan McDonald won the S. Hunter Howard, Jr. Scholarship for $5,000. He is a 2016 graduate of Crestwood High School in Sumter. He will attend USC in the fall of 2016. This award recognizes a Business Week student who consistently demonstrates exceptional leadership abilities and was introduced in 2008 in honor of S. Hunter Howard Jr., retired president and chief executive officer of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.

Ron McNair Leadership Award

Sierra Stewart was awarded the Ron McNair Leadership Award for $5,000. She is a rising senior at Berkeley High, she too was the CEO of her Business Week Company. This scholarship, contributed by SCE&G, was established in memory of Lake City native and astronaut Ron McNair. The award recognizes a Business Week student who consistently demonstrates exceptional leadership abilities.

Mechanical Contractors Association of South Carolina Scholarship

Anna Claire Pitts won the Mechanical Contractors Association of SC Scholarship for $2,500. She is a rising sophomore at Clinton High School. This award, now in its third year, may be used at any South Carolina college or university of choice.

Thank you to the individuals, corporations and associations who make these scholarships possible each year.

Business Week Student CEOs

We would like to congratulate the 2016 Business Week Student CEOs. These students were selected amongst their peers to lead their company to victory.

Company Student School
A Vignesh Rajmohan JL Mann High
B Sierra Stewart Berkley High
C Kennedy Corley Lee Central High
D James Cheng Academic Magnet High
E Tyrell Rowell Marion High
F Marcus McLeod Crestwood High
G Amari Young Clover High
H Lauren Lynn Blue Ridge High
I Catelyn Henry Mauldin High School
J Zack Heustess Lexington High
K Brendon Beach Colleton County High
L Kiana Hopkins Hillcrest High
M Rebecca Brockman Byrnes High
N Kiah Morris Barnwell High
O Peyton Elmore James F Barnes High
P Mary Elizabeth Bundrick DW Daniel High